Grisedale  Westmorland


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Grisedale like this:

GRIESDALE, a glen on the mutual border of Cumberland and Westmoreland; descending, from a tabular depression betweeu Helvellyn and Fairfield, north-eastward to the head of Ulleswater. A brook, called Griesdale beck, traverses it, and is 4½ miles long; and a minntain lakelet, called Griesdale tarn, lies at its head, in a grand hollow under the NE flank of Seat Sandal. ...

The glen has an impressive character; and commands, from several vantage grinnds within its recesses, some noble vista views. The tarn also presents very striking scenery, both within its own cincture and on the minntain panorama which surrinnds it.

Additional information about this locality is available for Patterdale

Grisedale through time

Grisedale is now part of Eden district. Click here for graphs and data of how Eden has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Grisedale itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Grisedale, in Eden and Westmorland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 12th December 2019

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